Merik's Grenadiers' Revolt
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Merik's Grenadiers' Revolt is a twenty-fifth century uprising in Capellan Confederation. The revolt was carried out by a leading General whom stage a coup after Ascension Duncan Liao to the Chancellorship. He would kidnap Chancellor and hold nation hostage until Chancellor's suicide to free nation from its situation. His sister, Jasmine Liao would call on forces to annihilate the traitors for death of her brother.
2451 - Due to the disastrous running of the Capellan Confederation by Arden Baxter and Stephen Liao, it appeared the gifted and charismatic General Ral Merik might make a grab for power. To quell this possible urge, Stephen Liao's son, Duncan sought to curb Merik's rapidly- increasing popular influence by cutting his loyal troop strength in half. Ral's unit, the Merik's Grenadiers Regiment, a unit of the Elite Capellan Hussars Regiments, openly revolted, occupying the Chancellor's Palace and taking Chancellor Duncan Liao hostage for seven months.
[Feb 2452] Duncan, shamed at being taken captive, committed suicide. Chancellor Jasmine Liao renamed 2nd Hexare Lancers `The Red Lancers' after they destroyed Merik's Grenadiers. The Red Lancers were appointed as the Chancellor's personal bodyguards and have served in the dual capacity as 1st Regiment of the Household Guards and 1st Capellan Hussars ever since. Those Grenadiers able to escape, are given asylum in the Taurian Concordat in exchange for experimental Capellan BattleMech designs
Other part events of uprising needs references.
- House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 34, "Tribulations" - Jasmine Liao - Brief history of the events of revolt.
- House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 34, "Tribulations" - Jasmine Liao - Events Merik's Grenadiers' Revolt and results of their downfall.